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J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2014 Mar 21. pii: S1684-1182(14)00011-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jmii.2014.01.008. [Epub ahead of print] Hypersensitivity to mosquito bites as the primary clinical manifestation of an Epstein-Barr virus infection. Chiu TM1, Lin YM2, Wang SC3, Tsai YG4.Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan.
Hypersensitivity to mosquito bites (HMB) is a rare disease characterized by intense local skin reactions with general symptoms, such as high fever and regional lymphadenopathy after mosquito bites. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) chronic infection and NK cell lymphoproliferative disease have been reported first in diagnosed HMB patients.
Here, we present the case of a 6-year-old girl with 2 months' history of bullae and necrotic skin lesions, accompanied by a high temperature, visual hallucinations, and liver dysfunction after mosquito bites.
A histopathologic examination of the skin lesion showed vasculitis and EBV infection. We could not detect any findings of hematologic malignancies or NK cell proliferative disease in the patient. Clinicians should closely evaluate HMB patients for possible development of lymphoproliferative status or hematologic malignant disorders.